Who stood out in week 13?
Toby Gerhart, RB, Stanford: Toby Heisman ran for 205 yards on 29 carries with three touchdowns in the Cardinal's 45-38 win over Notre Dame. He also threw an 18-yard touchdown pass and caught a pass for 33 yards. He ranks second in the nation in rushing with 144.67 yards per game and his 26 rushing touchdowns leads the nation -- only one other player has more than 20. And he's piled up his numbers against probably the toughest schedule of all the major candidates.
Danny Sullivan, QB, Arizona State: Not every college player gets his fairytale ending. But, Danny, would you settle for respect? The maligned Sullivan, in his final college game, came off the bench and led an impressive Sun Devils comeback from a a 14-0 deficit against Arizona, tying the score at 17 with 2:02 remaining on a beautiful fourth-and-12 pass from the Wildcats 14-yard line to a diving Kyle Williams. Sullivan completed 14 of 28 passes for 168 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. And, even though Arizona State ended up a 20-17 loser, Sullivan should walk away feeling redeemed.
Washington's defense: Quarterback Jake Locker was his spectacular self, but the Huskies defense deserves credit for pitching the first Apple Cup shutout in 45 years. The Huskies yielded just 163 total yards to Washington State in their 30-0 victory.
Malcolm Smith, LB, USC: Smith not only returned an interception 62 yards for a touchdown in the Trojans 28-7 win over rival UCLA, he also recorded a game-high 15 tackles -- the next highest for either team was nine -- with 1.5 tackles for a loss. Guess the shoulder is feeling better.